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Children of the Trees: Communities, Nonprofits, and Public Institutions Unite on Behalf of Nebraska-Tree-A-Thon

On Arbor Day weekend, April 24-26, youth and their communities across Nebraska participated in a statewide Tree-A-Thon to plant and celebrate trees. 

BSB kicked off the Tree-A-Thon alongside Arbor Day Foundation, Natural Resource Districts, Audubon Nebraska, Nebraska Forest Service, and The University of Nebraska. As with any major initiative, this project constituted more than just tree-planting; BSB and its partners had a larger mission in mind. 

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Posted in Middle Childhood, News and Events

How Can We Stop Summer Learning Loss? Support Summer Learning.

By Jeff Cole, Associate Vice President of School-Community Partnerships As we ease into the break from our school year routines, enjoying the beautiful weather that has blessed Nebraska this spring, it is easy for us to forget that learning never

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Posted in Middle Childhood

February Connected Youth Initiative roundup

A new year means new challenges, victories, and efforts to make life better for Nebraska’s unconnected youth. Here’s what the CYI team has been up to lately. LEAP semester celebration Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) scholars from Omaha

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Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Starting Kindergarten in Nebraska: What you need to know

All children who turn 5 on or before July 31 are eligible to start public kindergarten in the state of Nebraska. No matter what their abilities, academic skills or background, Nebraska schools will be ready to meet their needs. Even if a

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Posted in Early Childhood

August proclaimed Parental Involvement Month

In a ceremony on August 13, 2014, Governor Dave Heineman and First Lady Sally Ganem proclaimed August to be Parental Involvement Month. “Working together, parents and teachers can maximize students’ strengths and reinforce each other’s efforts to help children succeed

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Posted in Cradle to career, Middle Childhood

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